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  • Favourite movie lines.

    Dear All,

    We all have them - those iconic lines or quotes that are special to the viewer for whatever reason. Sometimes if we have already seen the film, we wait with baited breath for the line to be spoken and feel cheated if an audience member talks over it or (worse still) rustles their bag of sweets just as the character opens his/her mouth and we miss some or all of it.

    Would anybody care to share their favourite lines from a film or films? I'll start the ball rolling.

    1) 'You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!' spoken by Charley Crocker in The Italian Job. Priceless.

    2) 'We're going to need a bigger boat,' gasped out by Chief Brody in Jaws.

    3) The last lines said with such feeling by the Roy Batty character in my all time favourite film Blade Runner beginning, 'I've seen things you people wouldn't believe....' That gets to me for so many reasons.

    4) 'Do I feel lucky? Well do you, Punk?' Classic Harry Callahan.

    My personal list could go on and on - anybody else got any gems they would care to share?

    "Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won." - Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.

  • #2
    “Do you think the Welsh can’t do better than that Owen?”

    “Well they’ve got a very good bass section mind, but no top tenors that’s for sure.”

    - Mad Jack Churchill.


    • #3
      "I have been...and always shall be...your friend."

      Then there is this version of Spock's funeral.

      Last edited by Martok; 05 Feb 11, 17:38.


      • #4
        "How would you go about taking the measure of a stick Mr. Jonas?"

        "By it’s length, of course."

        "And how would you measure a man, who would use a stick on a boy, one third the size?"

        - Mad Jack Churchill.


        • #5
          Star Trek IV

          Bones to patient he finds in hospital corridor:

          'What's the matter with you?'

          'Kidney dialysis.'

          (shocked) 'Dialysis? My God, what is this, the Dark Ages?!'

          Great stuff.


          "Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won." - Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.


          • #6
            "They may take Our live's, but They'll never take Our freedom!"


            • #7
              "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius,
              Commander of the armies of the North,
              General of the Felix legions,
              loyal servant to the true Emperor, Marcus Aurelius.

              Father to a murdered son,
              husband to a murdered wife.
              And I will have my vengeance,
              in this life or the next."

              MAXIMUS (Russell Crowe) in Gladiator (2000)
              Play clip (excerpt)

              "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

              "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee


              • #8
                Rommel... you magnificent bastard, I read your BOOK!

                Now there’s another thing I want you to remember. I don’t want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We’re not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We're going to hold onto him by the nose and we're going to kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we're gonna go through him like crap through a goose.

                Leave the gun...take the cannoli's.

                And gentlemen in England now a-bed
                Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
                And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
                That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

                I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.

       useless it was to struggle against fortune, this being the burden of wisdom which the ages had bequeathed to him.


                • #9
                  At the end of The Maltese Falcon when Sam Spade tells Brigid O'Shaughnessy that he's going to give her over to the police for killing his partner Miles Archer. The speech that he makes.



                  • #10
                    I forgot one of my favorites.

                    Get three coffins ready. *later after he kills 4 men* My mistake, four coffins.

                    I love Leone flicks so much.
           useless it was to struggle against fortune, this being the burden of wisdom which the ages had bequeathed to him.


                    • #11
                      Do you feel lucky, Punk?

                      [Official Game Thread] "To the Berezina River" Napoleonic Game


                      • #12
                        Hot Fuzz: Farmers' Mums

                        - Mad Jack Churchill.


                        • #13
                          You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.


                          • #14
                            "I was Agent Orange"

                            (Two Philadelphia Policemen approach Billy Ray Valentine in the park.)

                            Policeman: We've had complaints about con men pretending to be blind and crippled.

                            Billy Ray: I ain't seen nothing since I stepped on that landmine in Vietnam...It was very painful.

                            Policeman: You were in 'Nam? So were we. Where?

                            Billy Ray: I was in...Sang Bang...Dang Gong...I was all over the place, a lot of places.

                            Policeman: What unit?

                            Billy Ray: I was with the Green Berets, Special Unit Battalions...Commando Airborne Tactics...Specialist Tactics Unit Battalion...Yeah, it was real hush hush...I was Agent Orange, Special Agent Orange, that was me.

                            Policeman: Airborne, huh?

                            (One of the policemen takes the dark glasses off of Billy Ray.)

                            Billy Ray: I can see! I can see!

                            (The two policemen lift Eddie off of his cart.)

                            Billy Ray: I have...I have legs. I have... Oh ****, look at this.

                            (Billy Ray stands up.)

                            Billy Ray: Legs! I can walk!

                            Still a Classic.

                            So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

                            Aldous Huxley: Ends and Means (1937)


                            • #15
                              "Assumption is the mother of all f**k-ups." -- Travis Dane, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

                              "You're fired." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, True Lies

                              SGT, 210th MP Battalion, 2nd MP BDE, MSSG

                              Fervently PRO-TRUMP, anti-Islam and anti-Steelers!


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